Sculptural Glass Gilding

The is excited to partner with the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio to provide you with the highest quality, hands on training for the gilding arts.

gold leaf classes

Sculptural Glass Gilding


The beauty of Gold Leaf Gilded Glass will be thoroughly explored during this New 4-Week Online Gilding Class using various select shades and Karats of genuine gold leaf including 23k, 6k White Gold, Palladium, and Moon Gold.

As opposed to the art of Verre Églomisé where the glass is gilded on the reverse of glass, etched, and combined with oil paints, our focus for Sculptural Glass Gilding is gilding the front of glass with an emphasis on gilding varying glass shapes and design and gilding special glass treatments such as glue frosted/sandblasted and chipped glass, as well as multi-colored blown glass to explore how underlying colors impart tonal shifts in the gilding while learning to develop gilding technique in handling gold leaf for varying degrees of complex glass objects.

Students will learn:
- To Clean the Glass of impurities
- Prepare the water-based Gelatin Size (Adhesive)
- Gilding of deep recesses and and areas of intricate design
- Double Gilding
- The ancient use of Glair (beaten Egg White as an adhesive)
- Options for Top Coat protection and Vegan Adhesive options

Gilder Charles Douglas, began his gilding career glass gilding with the Visual Merchandising Dept. at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York. His popular gilding classes are offered in-person in New York, Seattle, Ontario, and New Zealand and conducts extensive Gilding Courses Online through Zoom where students are guided step by step through the ancient artform of Gilding. All levels are welcome!

Note: A Materials List, Recipe Download, and Gilding Kit information will be provided Upon Registration.

February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024

(Once a Week for 4 Weeks)
Date Location Time Price Status Register Now
February 6, 13, 20, 27, 2024 (Once a Week for 4 Weeks) On Line 11:00am - 12:30pm PST (2:00pm - 3:30pm EST; Adjust for Local Time Zone and Daylight Savings Time Changes) $250.00 AVAILABLE REGISTER NOW

Class kit and materials:

Class Materials

Charles Douglas Classes - Verre Églomisé

Discount code will be provided during your workshop!

Complete Class Kit - Special

CDGG/KIT $ 250.00
Purchase all the necessary tools for this Verre Églomisé educational series. Highest quality Italian Manetti 6kt White Gold leaf and all the items listed individually below.

Purchase class items individually

Re-load on essential items!!! Every artist knows that If you use your tools right, then they will preform for you. True work horses - and in a pinch, you know which are your "go-to" tools. But even your hardest working friends need refreshing. Now is your time. And enjoy a special discount on the folowing items, exclusively through the Charles Douglas Gilding Studio Workshops. Thanks for participating in our workshops!

Use discount code at checkout - provided by instructor - to save even more!

213K/3.5 $ 90.00
Pure Sable Kolinsky Gilder's Tip - Single - 3.5"w x 2"l - French
Gilder's Tip
227/1.1/2 $ 24.50
Water Size Brush for Glass gilding, 1.5". Rust Proof Ferrule
GE/S $ 4.00
Gelatin Glue Size - 1 sheet - 40 Diamond imprint
Gelatin Size
GK/S $ 39.00
Gilders Knife - Single edge with square tip 5½" blade
Gilders Knife
GP/D $ 74.00
Gilders Pad, Delux 7" x 9.1/2" W/O SHIELD - Italian
Gilders Pad
MA6.00WH/B $ 42.00
Manetti Brand - 6kt White Gold Leaf Book - Loose Leaf
6kt Gold Leaf

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